Ballerific Woman: Thea Mitchem, Radio Powerhouse

In a perfect world, people of color would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and/or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. This is #BlackExcellence. These are #BallerificWomen

One of those special individuals is #TheaMitchem.
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Credited to be one of the most imperative driving forces in radio, Thea has set the bar to another level as she continues to prosper with opportunities and execute her undeniable skills on some of radio’s most popular platforms.
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Starting off as a radio intern, she has respectively stayed in the business for 21 years.
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Now she holds the coveted spot as iHeart Radio’s Executive Vice President of Programming, and as Power 105.1’s, official Program Director.
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With the industry mostly dominated by men, Thea has made it over every obstacle of discrimination to get where she is today. Not only having to fight gender biases, she had to fight for her spot at the top as anyone else would because, in this industry, everybody’s hungry!
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In 2013, she was listed in the Top 25 Most Powerful People In Rap (Right Now), by Complex. In 2016, she was named America’s best program director by Radio Ink Magazine. Also, the Breakfast Club’s, Charlemagne Tha God, also paid homage to Thea in his best-selling book, “Black Privilege.”
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She continues to find ways to push the urban Hip-Hop culture to great heights. She pays no attention to the naysayers that say radio is a dying medium, especially with her talents of nurturing great personalities such as Charlemagne and Angie Martinez to name a few.
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Thea’s average work day is about 12 hours, in which she has no problem with because the fast-paced industry keeps her busy and most importantly happy!
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Just recently Ms. Thea Mitchem signed a long-term deal with iHeart Radio… needless to say, she’ll be blessing our airwaves with her creative mind for years to come.

About Peachkyss

Peachkyss is the Fashion Writer and Content Curator for Baller Alert, who keeps the reader up-to-date on the latest trends, the latest luxury brand collections, and how to "ball" on a budget.  Peachkyss has her Bachelors in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Norfolk State University and Masters in Middle Grades Mathematics from Walden University.  Have a question about what your favorite celeb is wearing or fashion advice, email me at [email protected] "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."

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